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Bagworm Moth IMG_0566 - Cryptothelea gloverii

Bagworm Moth IMG_0566 - Cryptothelea gloverii
Captiva, Lee County, Florida, USA
March 5, 2012
0442 – Cryptothelea gloverii?

Moved from Cryptothelea.

Nice photo!
Thank you!

Moved from Moths.

Cryptothelea gloverii
Either that or C. nigrita. According to Davis (1964), C. nigrita has "antennae 24-25 segmented; pectinations about 1.5x length of those in C. gloverii; hairs erect, ranging in length 1.5-2x diameter of pectinations on which borne. Wings brownish fuscous, more thinly scaled usually than C. gloverii, thus appearing lighter in color. Wing venation similar to that of C. gloverii; scales of discal cell similar, slightly more slender. Wing expanse 14-17 mm." I'd be hesitant to call this one without first seeing a side-by-side comparison of the 2 species to get a feel for the differences.

Not sure if that is where you think it should be parked so I moved it to genus.

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